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JXplorer connection to Symantec Directory DSA and SSL Handshake Exception


Article ID: 229600


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CA Directory


You may experience SSL handshake error when connecting to Symantec Directory DSA over SSL channel. The error may be related to hostname (i.e. SAN) not being present in the certificate that is being used.




Release : 14.1

Component : CA Directory

Component : Symantec Identity Manager 14.X


- Java update Java8U181 and higher now requires a matching Subject Alternative Name declared in the SSL Certificate.

- Self signed certs and or older Certs in use previously loaded in cacerts keystore may not have SAN - Subject Alternative Name, and will cause the error.


The above depends on version of JAVA in use. In newer versions there is requirement for SAN (Subject Alternative Name) to be present in the certificate that is being used to connect over SSL while in the older versions this was not a requirement.

To overcome this problem we need to pass "-Dcom.sun.jndi.ldap.object.disableEndpointIdentification=true" to java while launching JXplorer.

Try the following when using JXplorer:

For example: Use jxplorer.bat (located under the path where JXplorer is installed on your Windows system) to launch JXplorer after editing the .bat file and add the argument like shown below. Save the changes and launch.

java -classpath ".;jars/;jasper/lib/" -Dfile.encoding=utf-8 %JXOPTS% %*

java -classpath ".;jars/;jasper/lib/" -Dfile.encoding=utf-8 -Dcom.sun.jndi.ldap.object.disableEndpointIdentification=true %JXOPTS% %*

Once done, save the file and launch the LDAP browser using JXplorer.bat